Definition: A hurricane is the most intense type of tropical cyclone, with thunderstorms and sustained winds of 74 mph or higher. Hurricanes and tropical storms are both types of tropical cyclones. The difference is the intensity.
Our new normal of packing up on food supplies is now going to benefit beyond the covid-19 pandemic. With the latest prediction of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane season, being a busy one, you may want to keep that stockpile filled. With warm waters and favorable weather patterns, the upcoming 2020 hurricane season could be potentially greater-than-average.
Researchers from Colorado State University, announced on April 2, 2020 that during the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season from June 1 through November 30th, at least 8 hurricanes are expected. Phil Klotzbach, led researcher at Colorado State University is predicting that out of the 8 hurricanes, 4 will be major with winds up to 111 miles per hours. Also including up to 16 tropical storms. A typical ‘major’ hurricane season consists of 2.7 major hurricanes. With warmer tropical waters, it’s expected to happen. Warmer waters are basically fuel to a hurricane, so it’s just a matter of when.
Although peak hurricane season is a few months away, preparing is the best thing you can do at this time. We urge you to prepare your home the best you can. In case a major hurricane does head our way, you know typically the timeline to put up hurricane shutters and/or plywood can vary. Often, we have limited time to prepare. Purchasing impact windows and doors will not only protect your home and the ones you love within it, but it will help save time. You don’t need to worry about spending the longs hours putting up hurricane shutters or plywood on your windows. You can then focus more on survival supplies such as food, water, batteries, etc. Hurricane windows and doors makes your life, in a hectic time, much less complicated.
Meteorologists will keep a watchful eye moving forward into the season. Specially watching parts of the Caribbean Sea and areas east of the Bahamas, where the water is very warm right now. Water temperatures in the Caribbean have already hit 80 degrees Fahrenheit in late March, according to data from a NOAA station.
In the year 2019, we had major hurricanes such as Dorian, Lorenzo and Humberto, as well as tropical storm Imelda. The 2019 hurricane season concluded with a total of 18 storms and $11 billion in damage. And experts feel the 2020 season could be just as active.